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New Budapest Quartet

New Budapest Quartet

The New Budapest Quartet was formed in 1971 and in the same year won prizes in the Haydn Competition in Vienna and the Carlo Clacchino International Concourse in Rome. In 1973 the Quartet was prizewinner in the Leo Weiner International Music Competition in Budapest. The Quartet, whose members had studied Chamber music at the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, received post-graduate training at the final summer master course held by the world-famous Hungarian Quartet at Waterville, Maine, USA, in 1972. The public concert they gave after that occasion was banner-headlined in the press 'New Budapest Quartet Continues Tradition of the Hungarian Quartet' and music critics praised its mellow sound and purity of intonation. The Quartet might also be said to continue the tradition of the perhaps even more famous and popular Budapest Quartet which in the fifty years between 1917 and 1967, when they disbanded, 'achieved not only a high level of criticai esteem but also a remarkable popular success' (The New Grove).

Albums

Bartók: String Quartets
CDD220032CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Beethoven: String Quartet Op 130 & Grosse Fuge
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Beethoven: String Quartets Op 18 Nos 1 & 2
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Beethoven: String Quartets Op 18 Nos 3, 4 & 6
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Beethoven: String Quartets Op 59 Nos 2 & 3
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Beethoven: String Quartets Opp 127 & 135
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Beethoven: String Quartets Opp 74 & 131
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Beethoven: String Quartets Opp 95 & 132
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Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18 No 5 & Op. 59 No 1
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Brahms: String Quartet & Piano Quintet
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Brahms: String Quartets Op 51
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Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
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Medtner: Piano Concerto No 1 & Piano Quintet
CDA66744
Beethoven: String Quartets
CDH55021/88CDs Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Deleted
Brahms: String Quartets & Piano Quintet
CDD220182CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Deleted

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß: Grave, ma non troppo tratto – Allegro  
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op 133 (Beethoven)
Heilige Dankgesang eines Genesenden an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto adagio – Neue kraft fühlend: Andante  
La Malinconia: Adagio – Allegretto quasi allegro  
Piano Quintet in C major, Op posth. (Medtner)
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 (Brahms)
String Quartet in A major, Op 18 No 5 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2 (Brahms)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 130 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 18 No 6 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 67 (Brahms)
String Quartet in C major, Op 59 No 3 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1 (Brahms)
String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in D major, Op 18 No 3 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in E flat major 'Harp', Op 74 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 127 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in F major, Op 135 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in F major, Op 18 No 1 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in F minor 'Serioso', Op 95 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2 (Beethoven)
String Quartet No 1, Sz40 Op 7 (Bartók)
String Quartet No 2, Sz67 Op 17 (Bartók)
String Quartet No 3, Sz85 (Bartók)
String Quartet No 4, Sz91 (Bartók)
String Quartet No 5, Sz102 (Bartók)
String Quartet No 6, Sz114 (Bartók)
Thème Russe: Allegro